Just like you, we’re continually adapting to COVID-19 and are working to better understand how it will impact your college search decision. While our first priorities will always be your safety and the safety of our campus community, we are still offering ways to help support you as you choose your future academic home.

This page is intended to reflect decisions and share resources related to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Updates

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General information about the Office of Admissions

Yes. While many staff are still operating remotely, our front office is open on weekdays and limited times on the weekends.

Yes! Office of Admissions staff are still available to help you with any questions or problems you may have. Many staff members may not be on site at this time, but are working remotely on a regular schedule.

There are many ways to reach Office of Admissions staff. Here are some of the best options:

Impacts to prospective student events

While many events have been canceled, we invite you to join us on campus for a student-guided tour or self-guided tour.

Yes. CSU will not be attending any college fairs or other school visits for the time being.

Yes, we created lots of virtual alternatives for in-person events. Start by scheduling a live webinar or a one-on-one video chat with an admissions counselor. You can find all of our virtual opportunities here.

Information for future or current applicants

Yes, please reach out to us if this situation applies to you. We will not require test scores for students graduating high school in 2021 and intending to attend CSU starting in Fall 2021.

For all other students, please know that testing centers are working hard to expand testing dates and methods.

We will not require test scores for students graduating high school in 2021 and intending to attend CSU starting in Fall 2021. Decisions regarding testing requirements for terms in 2022 and beyond have not been finalized. Colorado law mandates that public universities require standardized tests as part of the admission process. We are working closely with Colorado officials to reassess the role of testing in the admission process due to test cancellations.

No matter what, we still review all applications individually. A wide range of factors are considered, and we are reviewing our policies related to how much weight we give standardized testing in our decisions. We also are working to expand the list of assessments we will consider.

The housing application for the fall 2021 semester opened January 25, 2021.

One term of pass/fail grades will not impact our ability to evaluate your overall academic achievement and potential for academic success at CSU.

Yes, all Satisfactory or Pass grades earned at another institution during will be considered transferable to CSU, even if an institution’s normal policy is for a passing grade to be D-.

In cases where Satisfactory or Pass grades from the Spring 2020 semester prevent a student from satisfying the course grade requirements for a competitive major, we will conduct an individual review to determine direct admission to a competitive major.

We will conduct an individual review to award scholarships in cases where Satisfactory or Pass grades prevent a student from demonstrating the 30 credit and 3.0 GPA minimum for scholarship consideration.

Information for students admitted in Fall 2021

CSU will offer a rigorous, rewarding in-person academic experience in Fall 2021. We will offer engaging, small-size seminars and community-building activities in residence halls. We want to make sure our incoming students start their college career at CSU feeling connected, both to their academic journey and our Ram family.

We are working creatively and collaboratively to offer in-person learning experiences, from labs and classes to hands-on learning opportunities. We will also continue to offer the flexibility of taking some courses as hybrid or online, taught by faculty who have access to new classroom technologies and training in remote teaching strategies.

All students coming to CSU campuses can feel confident that our classrooms are arranged according to physical distancing guidelines, with hygienic supply stations and posted public health protocols. This fall we will also continue our extremely successful messaging that Rams Take Care of Rams by observing and reinforcing all current Larimer County public health protocols. We will continue to offer you the exceptional academic experience you expect from CSU while maintaining a healthy public environment.

Yes. Ram Orientation will be held online this summer. Please learn more about Ram Orientation here: http://virtualorientation.colostate.edu/.

Yes. For incoming Fall 2021 students, enrollment deposit refunds are available until June 1, 2021 for first-year freshman students and July 1 for transfer students. All other waiver and refund policies are still in place.

If you plan to attend CSU in a future semester, your admissions counselor can help you defer to next spring or fall, as well as talk to you about options for continuing your education until you come to campus.

If you don’t plan to attend CSU, please let your admissions counselor know so we can indicate that in your record. You should also cancel your housing contract and orientation reservation if you do not plan to attend this fall.

Hall assignments will be announced by the Housing and Dining office in June.

In June. A few days after you’ve been assigned to your hall, you will receive a RoomSync invite via email. This email will contain a secure code you will use to log in.

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